Likes: Kisses, kisses and more kisses!!! (and her tummy rubbed and doggie treats!) And being picked "Dog of the Day" January 1st, 2005!!!
Pet-Peeves: Someone ringing her doorbell. Thunderstorms!!! (or any "bass" sounds).
Favorite Toy: Her little pink blanket.
Favorite Food: Scooby snacks, watermelon, chicken, (she's a chicken HOUND!!), scrambled eggs and cheese (though very rare - she loves them!!)
Favorite Walk: ZOOMING around the backyard, playing tag!!
Best Tricks: Sit, give paw, sit pretty, roll over, lay down, give kisses, dancing, walking on hind legs, RACING the kids through the yard when I say "GO GET 'EM!" . . . playing "Mountain Lion". EIGHT MONTHS after we've had her, we discovered she can fetch a ball!!!
Arrival Story: We adopted Kendall from a foster home. They estimate her to be about 6 years old. She's the SWEETEST little girl, and just the love of our lives!! We got her on Valentine's Day and bought her a little heart shaped bed that she jumps right in and stayed all night in my daughter's room! (Course as time went on . . . she "charmed" her way into the master bedroom - and now I can't even take a nap without her!! LOL!)
She can go out without a leash, sit, give paw, beg, etc. and she can be trusted alone in the house - and gives MILLIONS of kisses!!
She just has the cutest ways about her!! Pawing at you to get you to pet her, nudging you with her nose, etc. - AND two weeks after we got her, my daughter discovered she can ROLL OVER!! It's adorable!! She just THROWS herself into the roll, then she sits up and just looks at ya like - NOW HOW CUTE WAS THAT!!?!?
AND she has now trained her HUMANS to open doors for her!! If, HEAVEN FORBID we close a door, with Miss Kendall on the other side . . . soon we'll hear three polite little scratches . . . a pause . . . three polite little scratches . . . and this will continue - till we open the door - and Miss Kendall will happily prance right into "her" room!! LOL!!
She has also won over my "macho" husband, who likes "big dogs". After two weeks, he admitted he loved her!! He says she's got "personality plus"!! Everyone who has met her just falls in love with her!! It's like she's been with us forever - and I can't imagine life without her!!
Bio: Our daughter Jamie and our son Adam love her with all their hearts. We couldn't have picked a better addition to our family!! Every child should grow up with a dog as sweet as our Kendall!!
********************************** *************Kendall passed away March 10, 2008. She had congestive heart failure and was having seizures several times a day the last year of her life. She was also about 95% blind and 80% deaf - and yet still was SUCH a little lover. We knew the time was coming, and I dreaded making that decision, but congestive heart failure is a terrible death, and I did not want her to go through that.
One morning she woke up, turned around, curled up in her own little bed, and passed away. She looked as if she was sleeping. Though we cried our hearts out, and miss her more than words can say, I was so thankful that she passed away so peacefully, and that was not a decision I had to make. We will NEVER forget this little sweetheart as long as we live. She brought SO much love and joy into our lives. R.I.P. sweet angel. We miss you so so much.*************************
It was 22 YEARS since I last had a dog . . . and I've forgotten just HOW MUCH you can love a little four legged fur-baby!! You have brought such warmth, love, laughter and joy into our home . . . and even though you came into our lives as an "older gal" - I will never regret bringing you into our home or regret ONE MOMENT spent with you. You fit right in from the second you stepped foot in the door, and it's as if you've been there forever. You're the most precious little angel we could've ever asked for!! We love you little girl!!
Lately I've been hearing mommy and daddy talking about something called "vacation". They've done this a few times before, the suit cases come out, bags are packed and off they go without me!!! Hmmmph!!!
BUT I love my Grandma SO MUCH, and that's where I'm gonna go when they go on vacation. I go there almost every day during the summer with my kids, and Grandma gives me lots of lovin'!! She says I'm her special little grand daughter!! Hee hee hee!!!
I love my family LOTS - but sometimes those kids of mine WEAR ME OUT!!! (I'm just a little girl, you know . . . and I like my NAPS!!) So Grandma and I will get a whole 10 days ALL TO OURSELVES!! She even lets me sleep in bed with her!! (She sneaks me people food too!!! - shhhhhh . . . don't tell mom!)
I've been with my family ONE WHOLE YEAR today!! I'm so glad we found each other!! We love each other SOOO much!!!! They gave me so many hugs and kisses this morning - you'd think I was a PRINCESS or something!! I got new sweaters and a new leash and collar too!! (But mommy couldn't wait and gave them all to me early!!) Hee Hee Hee . . . (she's a sucker that way for me sometimes!!) Tonight she promised me scrambled eggs as a special treat!! I'm drooling just thinking about them!!